Library News

Book Talk on the Evolution of Algiers General Hospital – Wednesday, September 28th

On Wednesday, September 28th, Frank Wagner, M.D., SoM Class of 1961, will present his book “Two Men and a Hospital: the Evolution of Algiers General Hospital Via Henry A. LaRocca, M.D. & Ernest A. Schiro M.D.” in the Moreau Center at the University of Holy Cross.

The book details, in part through personal interviews and illustrations, how Algiers got its first hospital after 200 years of existence due the efforts of two men, including Dr. Henry A. LaRocca, who was part of LSU School of Medicine’s first graduating class in 1933.

The presentation is being hosted by the Blaine S. Kern Library at the University of Holy Cross. For more information, email

The Library Welcomes Our New Librarian, David Trillo

The LSUHSC Libraries would like to welcome our new librarian, David Trillo! David was welcomed to the library in the beginning of September and will be the new Scholarly Communications Librarian. This position will provide the University support in promoting the academic research being published from our campus.

David received his Masters of Science and Library Science from the University of North Texas and a Bachelors of Arts in History with a minor in Geology. He previously worked at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in the Scholarly Communication Department at the Lied Library. David comes to us from El Paso, Texas and is eager to get to know New Orleans and the places to play racquetball.

Thanks for joining us in welcoming David to the team!

Dental Library Re-Opening 9/19!

The Dental Library will re-open at 8:00am on Monday, 9/19. We will resume normal hours at that time.

Labor Day Hours

Both the Isché will be closed on Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The Dental Library remains closed due to construction work.

Dental Library Temporarily Closed

The Dental Library closed today, August 25, 2022, at 10am due to the ongoing window remediation. We expect to re-open around September 7, 2022. The print collection will be unavailable during this time.
Please contact us at or use the chat service on our hompage if you need assistance.
Thank you for understanding and your cooperation.

Congratulations, Rebecca Bealer!

Last week the Chancellor’s Excellence award winners were announced and the Libraries’ own Rebecca Bealer was one of the recipients!

Rebecca has worked for the LSUHSC Libraries since 1996 in a variety of rolls. Most importantly for the campus, she was the team lead on rolling out our current off campus management system in 2018. She also is in charge of all the serials/journals for both of our libraries AND is a Mac expert on campus.

The Libraries (and our organization) are very lucky and proud to have her in our ranks

ClinicalKey System Maintenance 8/20

ClinicalKey will be performing system maintenance tomorrow morning, August 20th, from 6AM to 8AM our time. They are performing a systems upgrade and our access to materials may be interrupted during that time.

They do apologize for the the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Ovid Journal Maintenance 7/28/2022

On Thursday evening, Wolters Kluwer — Ovid — will be performing scheduled maintenance on their journals platform.

Starting at 11:00 PM NOLA time, you will be unable to access the journals provided via Ovid for about 45 minutes. The provider will try to limit the downtime as much as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination Online

We are pleased to announce that we now subscribe to Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination Online!

Please visit the library database page,, or the library catalog record,, to access this resource.

Bates’ Visual Guide includes over 200 streaming videos on physical examination, communication and interpersonal skills, and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) clinical skills.

The visual guide can be used alongside the textbook, Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking by Lynn Bickley, which the library subscribes to via the LWW Health Library:

We hope you find this useful! Let us know if you need more information,

Kathryn E. Kerdolff Retires

Kathy Kerdolff retired yesterday. She had worked for the LSUHSC Libraries since May 1990. Prior to joining the Library as a Reference Librarian, Kathy had worked with Judith Caruthers, Director of Libraries, on a student internship in 1988 and helped with the plan to move the Libraries from the old Medical School Building and the Medical Education Building into the brand new Resource Center Building.

Kathy was the liaison to the School of Medicine since the program began in May 2005. She was active in state, regional and national library organizations, serving on a variety of committees and all levels and holding elected office at all three levels.

Kathy will continue working with the School of Medicine, Department of Surgery after her retirement and holds an emeritus appointment through that department.

Independence Day Hours

The Libraries will be closed on Monday, July 4th. In addition the Isché Library will be closed on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd as well. The Dental Library is closed every weekend.

The Library Commons should be available all weekend for any studying needs.

Construction at the Dental Library

Starting Monday, 6/13/2022, contractors will begin repairing the exterior walls and windows in the Dental Library. The perimeter of the Library will be blocked off and there will be some noise, especially at the beginning of the project. Construction is expected to take 3-4 weeks.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. If you need a quiet place to study, please use the Isché Library on the downtown campus. It is on the 3rd floor of the Administration and Resource Building at 433 Bolivar St.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this process.

June Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and will be available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition will be available here. 

A special thank you to Kathy Kerdolff for doing an amazing job curating the most recent publications from Faculty, Residents, and Students to be displayed each month for so many years.

Isché Library Closing at 6 on 5/26/2022

The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Thursday, May 26, 2022 for emergency electrical repairs in the building. While the Library Commons may be open, it will be on emergency lighting only and will not have air conditioning until 10pm.

Sorry for the late notice.

Masking Requirement Reinstated 5/26/2022

Once again masking will be required while on campus starting on Thursday, May 26, 2022. The requirement is for surgical or KN95 or N95 masks.

From the Interim Chancellor’s email:

To that end, we will require masking in all campus facilities effective Thursday, May 26. 2022. We are requiring a surgical-grade mask that is snugly placed, covering the nose and mouth. KN-95 masks are also acceptable and required for those exposed or recently returning from a previous case of COVID. Of course, the campus clinic can provide further information.